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ar·ba·lestalso ar·ba·list (är′bə-lĭst)
A medieval missile launcher designed on the principle of the crossbow.
[Middle English arblast, from Old English, from Old French arbaleste, from Late Latin arcuballista : Latin arcus, bow + Latin ballista, ballista; see ballista.]
ar′ba·lest′er (-lĕs′tər) n.
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a crossbowman. Also arcubalist.See also: Arrows
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|Noun||1.||arbalist - an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles|
engine - an instrument or machine that is used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult, artillery piece, etc.; "medieval engines of war"
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